Ian Curran

Ex video store alum. RIP Xtravision

Put some respect on the 3 ⭐️ movie!

Favorite films

  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Shining
  • Scream
  • Jurassic Park

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★

  • The Black Phone

    ★★

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★

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  • Spiderhead

    Spiderhead

    ★★

    A $1,000,000’s worth of aesthetic for .99¢ worth of story and emotion.

    In some ways Spiderhead is the worst kind of movie. There’s nothing particularly objectionable about it, rather it’s just a big pile of expensive meh-ness; a whole lot’a nothing.

    Netflix love themselves some single use movies—condom movies, if you will.

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    ★★★★

    Kate Winslet took my movie boob virginity.

    The Granddaddy of all disaster movies? Even as I write that it feels wrong. Yet, it may be true. It’s one of the most successful movies of all time, and the second half is an amazing blend of CGI and practical effects that are genuinely terrifying and emotionally draining.

    If it doesn’t make the list of top 10 greatest disaster movies of all time, it should at least be an honourable mention.

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    ”I am the storm.”

    Now that’s what I call action!

    Easily the best entry in the MI franchise since de Palma’s masterpiece. The usual great stunt work and action set pieces are flanked by exceptional fight choreography and, surprisingly, a pretty engaging story.

    Can’t wait to see what the next two MI instalments have in store for us.🤗

    P.S: MI’s green screen game is still awful.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★

    At its best Star Wars has the ability to scratch a wonderment itch in ways few fantasy properties can. For me the original trilogy combined with The Phantom Menace—my first cinematic Star Wars experience—set the standard for how Star Wars *could* make me feel.

    Every time I anticipate or engage with Star Wars content, I’m secretly hoping to feel that childlike wonderment again. Every so often I’m able to recapture that feeling—thanks Rogue One and The Mandalorian— but more often…

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  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★

    I try to avoid hyperbole as much as I can, but Im 100% guilty of waxing lyrical about things that move me, or with stuff I feel is important.

    It’s not an exaggeration to say The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV shows ever made—that’s just consensus. Where I run the risk of jumping from effusive to full blown atomic hyperbole, is when I say The Sopranos is one of the most important pieces of art from the last…

  • Landscapers

    Landscapers

    ★★★★★

    ”It’s not my story to tell.”

    What this miniseries pulls off is no easy feat. It juggles tragedy, sweetness, and a cutting sense of humour, while refusing to stand in judgement of its protagonists.

    There were so many choices that blew me away. From the expressionism, to the western themes, everything about the show felt like a big swing.

    I love the references to High Noon, arguably the most transgressive and morally complex western ever made. Neither protagonist has the…